April 1, 2015

Goal 1 – Capture Today’s Memories

Posted in Goals at 9:36 pm by hoosierroots

Goal 1: Capture the family memories of today for they are the family history of tomorrow.

I wrote these words in 2013 – and they still hold true.

While our lives seem very ordinary to us, our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will find mundane topics such as antique cell phones and how we did the laundry fascinating. After all, aren’t we thrilled when we find even a single letter from our ancestors taking about playing bridge at night or gathering and listening to the fiddle playing.

As I wrote before, Dr. Thomas Jones suggests that this is the most important objective of all in his lecture ““Creating Family Histories for Future Generations.” To keep the number of objectives contained, I will not (for now) include projects such as scrapbooking and restarting the KUWJ (Keeping Up With the Joneses) newsletter.

Last time, I could not contain myself to only one supporting objective here. Now I must – to make sure I focus.

Objective 1: Help my father complete the book he is writing on his life.

The text is written We are about half through the editing process. I must put this as the top priority. It is a phenomenal treasure, and it is time to finish. I will set a timeline to complete.


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